Sometimes the saying “what goes around comes around” rings true for people in different ways. A lot of times it is in regards to big, bad karma but sometimes it means something totally different. What about being reunited with a car that you let go decades ago? A 1965 Ford Mustang was once owned by Leon Fake, and he has been trying to get it back and he finally succeeded at an auction when his old car hit the spotlight at the auction block.
About five decades ago, Leon Fake had a brand new 1965 Mustang GT Convertible in silver blue. After getting rid of it for one reason or another after putting 85k on the odometer, he wanted to get it back. Thanks to the Auctions America by RM Spring Carlisle auction in Pennsylvania, he did. This event was held during April 26 – 27 with 267 collector’s cars were up for bids with more than 2.5 million dollars in total sales and a 53% sell-through rate.
“I put 85,000 miles on this Mustang and sold it,” said Fake. “I tried to buy it back a few years ago for $30,000, but the owner wouldn’t let it go. It’s a good thing the bidding stopped when it did, because I was at my limit.”
Leon’s Mustang was bought back $34,100 and was part of the John E. Craft collection that consisted of 15 cars. Besides the classic ‘Stang, other cars offered from the collection included a 1955 Ford Thunderbird which sold for $20,350 and a 1968 Cadillac deVille which sold for $16,170. All of which were offered at no reserve. Would you consider this fate?